I took part in a panel at the EDI Leadership Summit in New Orleans last week which was called From the Black Box to GPS: employee monitoring in the age of big data. It fell to me to open the session with some illustrations of types of data which we all create and capture, often without knowing it, much of it from the devices we carry around with us. The panel then explored the implications of this data for eDiscovery and investigations purposes.
As it happens, Guidance Software is presenting a webinar on this very subject on 4 November. It is called Integrating GPS data into digital investigations, and covers the location information found in smart phones and pictures which can be used to uncover evidence and generate maps showing locations of relevant parties at particular times.
This is an overlooked area – meaning that a great many lawyers are failing to spot that their clients or their opponents may have vital data which should at least be considered as potentially discoverable.
If the first step is to think about the subject, the second is to know how to collect it and this is what Guidance Software’s webinar is about. It covers, amongst other things:
- How to extract key information from pictures
- How to review GPS tagged pictures from any device
- How to use GPS data to understand temporal and spatial patterns